Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals,' the ones who somehow know how to teach.
Education is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and its knowing how to use the information you get.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.
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